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Procedure Title:
START-UP NY Program Participation, Procedures for

Document Number:
6801

Effective Date:
November 19, 2013


This procedure item applies to:
Community Colleges
State-Operated Campuses

Table of Contents
Summary

Process
Forms
Related Procedures
Other Related Information
Authority
History
Appendices

Summary

In support of the State University of New York’s (SUNY’s) START-UP NY Program Participation Policy, a campus is required to receive Chancellor or designee approval of its Campus Plan for Designation of Tax-Free Area(s) (“Campus Plan”) prior to submitting one to the NYS Commissioner of Economic Development in accordance with the Commissioner’s rules and regulations.  Pursuant to SUNY’s START-UP NY Program Participation Policy a campus is also required to receive Chancellor or designee approval of any amended Campus Plan prior to submitting either one the NYS Commissioner of Economic Development in accordance with the Commissioner’s rules and regulations.

The Chancellor or designee is also committed to providing the campus guidance related to any Sponsoring University or College Application for Business Participation (“Sponsor Application”) and will do concurrently with the NYS Commissioner of Economic Development or designee.

Campuses hosting START-UP NY businesses in SUNY-owned buildings or real estate must do so by executing a lease agreement.


Process
  1. The following table outlines the process a campus must follow to receive the Chancellor’s or designee’s approval of its Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan.

Step

Role or Responsibility

  1. The Campus President completes the START-UP NY Campus Plan for Designation of Tax-Free Area(s) Memorandum (“CPM”) and attaches it to the front of the Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan.

Campus President

  1. The Campus President submits the Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan with CPM to the Chancellor or designee via email (startupny@rfsuny.org).

Campus President

  1. SUNY’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team reviews Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan.

SUNY START-UP NY Proposal Review Team

  1. SUNY’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team indicates its acceptance or rejection of the Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan using the CPM.

SUNY START-UP NY Proposal Review Team

  1. In consultation with SUNY’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team Co-Chair(s) the Chancellor or designee indicates acceptance or rejection of the Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan on the CPM.

SUNY START-UP NY Proposal Review Team Chair and Office of the Chancellor

  1. The campus President is notified by the Chancellor or designee if the Campus Plan or amended Campus Plan is accepted or rejected.  An explanation from the Chancellor or designee will be provided for all rejections.

Office of the Chancellor

  1. The SUNY Board of Trustees Research and Economic Development committee is informed of the Chancellor’s or designee’s decision for reporting purposes.

SUNY START-UP NY Proposal Review Team Chair and Board of Trustees Research and Economic Development Committee liaison

  1. The following table outlines the process a campus shall follow to submit its Sponsor Application or amended Sponsor Application to Empire State Development and SUNY for a concurrent review process.
     

Step

Role or Responsibility

  1. The Campus President submits its Sponsor Application to the NYS Commissioner of Economic Development at startupbusinessapplications@esd.ny.gov and the Chancellor or designee at startupny@rfsuny.org.

Campus President

  1. 2.  SUNY’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team and Empire State Development Corporation’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team reviews Sponsor Application.

SUNY START-UP NY Proposal Review Team and Empire State Development Corporation’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team

  1. The campus President is notified by the NYS Commissioner of Economic Development within sixty (60) days if the Sponsor Application has been rejected.

Empire State Development Corporation’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team and Campus President

SUNY’s START-UP NY Proposal Review Team is established by the Chancellor.

  1. The following table outlines the process a campus shall follow to develop and execute a lease agreement for all START-UP NY businesses occupying SUNY land or building space.
     

Step

Role or Responsibility

  1. The campus uses an approved START-UP NY lease template to develop a lease agreement.

Campus Counsel

  1. Lease agreement negotiated, reviewed by campus counsel and executed.

Campus START-UP NY Liaison

Campus Counsel

  1. For leases valued at more than $25,000 the Campus President submits the lease and required supporting documentation to the Office of State Comptroller and Attorney General for review and approval.

Office of State Comptroller, Attorney General

 


Forms

SUNY START-UP NY Campus Plan for Designation of Tax-Free Area(s) Memorandum

SUNY START-UP NY Campus Plan for Designation of Tax-Free Area(s) Template


Related Procedures

There are no related procedures relevant to this procedure.


Other Related Information

START-UP NY Program Participation Policy

Start-Up NY Regulations are available on the Start-Up NY Website.

At least thirty days before submitting the Campus Plan to the Commissioner of Economic Development the campus must provide a copy of the Plan to the chief executive officer of the municipality or municipalities in which the proposed Tax-free NY Area is located, local economic development entities, the applicable university or college faculty senate, union representatives and the campus student government.  The campus shall include in their submission to the Commissioner of Economic Development certification of such notification, as well as a copy of any written response from chief executive officer of the municipality or municipalities in which the proposed Tax-free NY Area is located, local economic development entities, the applicable campus or college faculty senate, union representatives and the campus student government.

StartUp-NY.gov website and program information.


Authority

State University of New York Board of Trustees Resolution 2014-12 , START-UP New York Program Administration, adopted January 14, 2014.

Law, New York Economic Development Law Article 21 (Start-Up NY Program) and other Statutes pertaining to the Start-Up New York Program.

Start-Up NY Regulations


History

Updated July 1, 2016.


Appendices

There are no appendices relevant to this procedure.